Meet Riaff! He's a very timid Asura, who ran away from home at the tender age of ten, and was eventually found by a certain Sylvari, who became is best friend, mother figure, and emotional crutch.
It's because of her that he joined the Order of Whispers, and eventually the Pact, but later faked his death together with her, to get out of it without being called a deserter. His Sylvari friend is the driving force behind all the trouble this poor thing gets himself in - currently, he's the most unfortunate airship pirate ever, being acrophobic.
Riaff is, despite is personality, a very skilled fighter, though he rarely sees value in his skills, thus, has to be encouraged to actually put them to use.
This baby here was one of my first Asura, and went through a plethora of mediocre looks, before I found this one. I think it suits him pretty well.